Detailed information about Coin: Shilling 1936 from New Guinea, Territory of
After World War I, New Guinea was administered by Australia (with an interruption due to Japanese occupation during World War II) until the independence of Papua New Guinea in 1975.
Between 1929 and 1945, special coins were minted for the territory by the Melbourne Mint but Australian coinage circulated too. The coins had the same denominations as their British and Australian counterparts from half penny through to shilling (no larger denominations were issued) but had different designs and feature a central hole.
|Country||New Guinea, Territory of||Currency||New Guinean Pound|
|Face value||1 (x Shilling)||Type||Shilling|
|Year||1936||Current||No (demonetised 1966)|
|Mintage||1,360,000 (1.4 million)|
|Material||0.925 Silver||Designer||George Kruger Gray|
|Monarch||King George V||Effigy|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round with hole|
|Size (mm)||23.5000||Thickness (mm)|
Crown above a central hole; below, two crossed scepters and a native ornament (headdress?); around, the legend of the monarch: GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP.; below, a six-pointed star. In tiny letters divided by the star, the designer's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).
|Obverse inscription||GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP.|
Native motifs forming a cross around central hole; around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA ONE SHILLING and the date 1936. Under the lower motif, tiny letters KG (for George Kruger Gray).
TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA ONE SHILLING 1936
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||New Guinea KM# 5|
|Australian Coin Chart||NGB2|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Mint|
|Australian Coin Chart||1966||Mintage|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Mintage|
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|Shilling 1935||Shilling 1936||Shilling 1938||Shilling 1945|